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Hello! I can definitely research and help you with this question.
So the only conviction on your record is driving while impaired?
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Are you looking to open a business?
New to this site, thanks for the instructional guidance.
Yes, I am looking to open up a bar possibly this year.
Ok. Thank you for that information. Give me one moment to research the effect of a misdemeanor on the ability to obtain a liquor license in the state of Michigan.
As you know, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission recieves and investigates applications for liquor licenses. It requires that you submit fingerprints with the application for background check purposes.
Just not sure what I will run into with this misdemeanor. The bar will be located in Detroit.
FYI - I hold a CCW for my protection. That has not been taken from me as I have no prior felonies.
Ok I have found the answer to your question.
A prior conviction record is not an automatic impediment to obtaining a liquor license. When applying for a license an individual should truthfully disclose all prior arrest and conviction information on the application forms. The individual will also be asked to divulge this information to an investigator from the Commission and may be asked to divulge this information at the local level. Each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Commission. The seriousness of the offenses committed, ones that involve the misuse of alcohol and violence as well as the total record of the applicant, are some of the specifics the Commission will take into consideration when making a determination as to suitability for licensure. R(NNN) NNN-NNNN2)(g)
This provision (436.1105(2)(g)) governs your situation.
It provides that each application is reviewed on a case by case basis.
Does this answer your question?
Indeed it does... The speed at which you were able to find this provision is really quite amazing. Faster then my own personal attorney I might image.
Thank you very much!
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